22 December 2020
The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020
Pour yourself some eggnog and join the hosts of The Spinoff’s podcast network for our annual Superpod round up of the year that was.
21 December 2020
End of year special with Jacinda Ardern
The prime minister drops in for a chat with Toby Manhire in a scoop-filled bonus episode of Gone By Lunchtime.
16 December 2020
The Golden Handbrake Awards 2020
Fresh from the Press Gallery Christmas Party, Annabelle Lee-Mather, Toby Manhire and Ben Thomas convene for the final time in 2020 to recap the year in New Zealand politics.
24 November 2020
Lustful frothing at parliament returns
On the eve of the opening of the 53rd parliament of New Zealand, Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas dress up as Black Rod.
3 November 2020
A rummage through Labour’s new cabinet
Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather and Ben Thomas return, electrolytes replenished after the election marathon, to assess the newly-announced Labour cabinet and more.
18 October 2020
The morning after election night, with Chlöe Swarbrick
The Greens MP joins Annabelle Lee Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire to pick over the remains of election night in a special Sunday edition of Gone By Lunchtime.
15 October 2020
Bonus episode: On the road with Alex Braae
The Bulletin’s Alex Braae, fresh from his tour of Aotearoa, joins Toby Manhire to reveal what he witnessed on the road in this special pre-election bonus episode of Gone By Lunchtime.
14 October 2020
The final countdown to election 2020
Annabelle Lee-Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire gather around the giant orb of truth for the last time before polls close to assess the parties’ campaigns, select the seats they’ll be drooling over, and put their pundit reputations on the line by predicting the final election outcome. We’re leaving together. But still it’s farewell. […]
7 October 2020
Judgement day beckons after the third leaders’ debate
Annabelle Lee-Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire assess the Press debate in Christchurch, National’s leaky redux, the advance voting surge and the rest of the big stories with a week and a half to go.
1 October 2020
The second NZ leaders’ debate, assessed
Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather, Ben Thomas and a very special guest go over what we learned from last night’s Newshub leaders’ debate between Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins.
23 September 2020
The best and worst of last night’s debates
Join Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather and Ben Thomas as they discuss last night’s raucous, robust and entertaining debate… And also the TVNZ leaders’ debate.
15 September 2020
Welcome to Middelburg, Aotearoa
Annabelle Lee Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire debate the renaming of the nation as the campaign races to the middle.
8 September 2020
The Gone By Lunchtime apology special
The 2020 election has risen, bleary eyed, from its slumber, and so have Annabelle, Ben and Toby.
26 August 2020
Late night lockdown politics with the Alert Level Three
Join the the country’s most mellifluous political pod trio, the Alert Level Three, for another late-night lockdown edition of Gone By Lunchtime.Covid-19 continues to dominate the political agenda, with Jacinda Ardern and cabinet having extended level three for the Auckland region until the end of the weekend. Annabelle Lee-Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire discuss […]
18 August 2020
Gone By Lunchtime: Politics ’til midnight
Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas forget how to record a podcast over Zoom.Most elements of life under lockdown feel a little bit easier the second time around, but not recording an episode of Gone By Lunchtime. After being held up for over an hour by a confusing tech issue (Ben’s new phone doesn’t […]
12 August 2020
Mervmania hits the 2020 election campaign
Merv Lee-Mather, Merv Thomas and Merv Manhire gather to discuss the most pressing issues of election 2020.With 39 days to go until New Zealand goes to the polls, talkback caller ‘Merv’ has lit up the election campaign, delivering a deeply unmellow curtain-raiser to the National Party’s Auckland Central candidate selection. Plus: the Labour launch, NZ […]
Why Auckland Central is 2020’s most exciting electorate
Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas denounce new poll results that very slightly contradict their opinions.The scale of the summit for the National Party? A poll came out last week with Labour at 53%, and that was considered good news for Judith Collins and the Strong Team.With a month before advanced voting begins, Annabelle, […]
31 July 2020
Politics in Pubs 3: Simon Bridges on National Party upheavals, politics, and post-yak life
For the third Politics in Pubs event, recorded live at Meow in Wellington, former National Party leader Simon Bridges joins Danyl Mclauchlan to talk the events of 2020, what the role of the opposition leader is in a time of national crisis is, what he thinks of the election campaign so far, the challenges facing […]
28 July 2020
A bombshell poll for Judith Collins and National
A new Newshub poll has put Judith Collins’ National Party on 25.1%, Jacinda Ardern’s Labour on 60.9%, and many jaws on the floor. Gerry Brownlee has dismissed it as a “rogue poll”. In this week’s Gone By Lunchtime, Annabelle, Ben and Toby impersonate Nate Silver to assess the veracity of the thing, and ask: is […]
21 July 2020
Judith Collins and the hot air Falloon
Less than two months out from the election, the National Party remains bedevilled by controversy. Just a few days after she became leader, Judith Collins has successfully demanded the resignation of Andrew Falloon, dismissing one of the claims around the circumstances under which unsolicited pornographic images were sent by the first-term MP to more than […]